The demand for tropical fruits is growing. So is the power of supermarkets and multinational fruit companies. At the same time farmers and workers in the tropical fruit sector suffer from unfair working and trading conditions. To change for better, governments, supermarkets and companies have to get active.
Closely following the apple, banana is the second favorite fruit in Germany. Also on a global scale trade with tropical fruits like bananas, pineapples, mangos, oranges and avocados is increasing. However, the majority of tropical fruits is produced for export. Looking at the supply chain, small scale farmers and plantation workers are the losers in the big business with fruit. Low wages, labour right violations and ecological damage are common in the in producing countries like Colombia or Ecuador.
With the international campaign ‘Make Fruit Fair!' finep demands better social and environmental standards in the tropical fruit sector. Together with 18 partner organizations from Europe, America and Africa we ask decision makers in politics and private economy to commit to living wages and fair prices, comply with human and labour rights and protect the environment.
We want fruit companies and supermarkets to guarantee:
We want governments to:
Asociația Mai Bine (RO)
Banana Link (GB)
Fako Agricultural Workers Union (CM)
Peuples Solidaires (FR)
Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria Agropecuaria (CO)
Südwind Agentur (AU)
The Windward Islands Farmers Association (CIW)
Zaļā brīvība (LV)
International campaign website: www.makefruitfair.de
Campaign video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6COYtDHGsDU
Project Duration: 2015-2018
Contact: Lina Gross
This project is funded by the European Union and Engagement Global gGmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The contents are the sole responsibility of finep and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union, Engagement Global and the BMZ.